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Remember When You Couldn't Get A Wii

via Aeropause

"It is not just Target where Wii's are starting to stack up on shelves. You can walk into Walmart, Gamestop, Best Buy and pretty much any other retailer and grab a Wii with nary a comotion. Three months ago, the Wii was still a big box made of gold and dreams, while here, near the beginning of March, it is a box of has-been and been there, done that. Most of us realized the Wii would not continue to steam roll from launch to end of production, but the turnaround seems so swift from when there were none, to when there were plenty."

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Sonyslave33546d ago

i remeber i couldn't get a ps3 they were all sold out o wait

dustgavin3545d ago

Oh, that was supposed to be funny?

Queers of War3545d ago

more like you couldn't afford one because your dad blew off all the money on booze. the money your mom made prostituting herself.

pwnsause3546d ago

yup, amazon and gamestop has wiis in stock. The wii shortage is finally over, whether or not people are realizing that its a fad or not, lets just wait for a few months and see.

qface643545d ago

a fad? i remember they said the same thing about pokemon over 10 years ago and its still going strong
sure the wii won't have the same pokemon effect but i wouldn't go so far as to call it a fad

pwnsause3545d ago (Edited 3545d ago )

there are a bunch of games on the system which gives it the title of a fad, such titles are carnival games and the wii fit. however, there are titles that are being pushed upon to make it a system for the Hardcore as well, like Dead Space, Mad World, etc. if the Hardcore games sell well, then the title of "fad" is erased off the system.

Its unnacceptable when a hardcore title such as No More Heroes goes on to sell only about 400,000 copies, but a game like carnival games or wii fit goes on to sell about over 2 million copies, products that are not even games. thats why for me, its a fad and it will always be a fad.

Chris3993545d ago (Edited 3545d ago )

I'm playing it now, and there are some definite quality control issues with the title.

Sure it's unique and quirky, but it could have benefited from 480p and a more diverse free-roaming area.

No More Heroes is INCREDIBLY niche. It's "hardcore", but in that eccentric NIS Disgaea sort of way. It's no wonder that it sold as it did.

House of the Dead: OK, is an example of a more marketable hardcore title. Had a blast playing a couple hours of that last night. I hope that it's success, both as a game and commercially, get's recognized.

Voiceofreason3545d ago (Edited 3545d ago )

Pwnsauc, That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard.... Games like Carnival games make the system a fad... So PS2 was a fad as well then right? because it had games like Carnival games on it. In your rush for an excuse to hate a console you just not only made yourself look stupid but also insulted the best selling console in gaming history. Great job dude... Well thought out response,

Oh and one more thing. NMH is Suda 51 best selling game EVER. Beating their PS2 era sales without having a 100million console install base. SO games like NMH do better on Nintendo system than they do your chosen console.Shame PS2 owners wouldnt support Killer7, I guess that console is just a fad bought by casual gamers. Shame God of War only sold 2 million on the Ps2 with an install base of 120 million. Guess that is yet more proof that the PS2 was a fad system

pwnsause3545d ago (Edited 3545d ago )

"Pwnsauc, That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard.... Games like Carnival games make the system a fad... So PS2 was a fad as well then right? because it had games like Carnival games on it. In your rush for an excuse to hate a console you just not only made yourself look stupid but also insulted the best selling console in gaming history. Great job dude... Well thought out response,"

No, the PS2 wasnt a Fad, it released the games that Real Gamers wanted. the Wii is a system that Real Gamers dont take seriously, which is why I consider it as a fad. Disagree if you want.

"Oh and one more thing. NMH is Suda 51 best selling game EVER. Beating their PS2 era sales without having a 100million console install base. SO games like NMH do better on Nintendo system than they do your chosen console.Shame PS2 owners wouldnt support Killer7, I guess that console is just a fad bought by casual gamers. Shame God of War only sold 2 million on the Ps2 with an install base of 120 million. Guess that is yet more proof that the PS2 was a fad system"

http://vgchartz.com/games/i...

look at the Top 25 best selling games on the wii. theres only 5 games that I consider "Hardcore" on that list. everything else on that list are games about fitness, Mini-games and music based games. Do you honestly believe that Hardcore gamers can actually take this console seriously? thats why its a fad. I understand if you are taking offense to this if you own a Wii. I know 5 people that own a wii, and you know what? they have either never turned on since SSBB, returned it, or sold it to family that has kids.

its ok you bring up GOW. Yea it sold approx 2 million copies despite the immense install base that the PS2 has, but the Wii has an immense install base as well, but that install base didnt bought NMH a Hardcore game. in other words, the Wii is a Fad for Hardcore gamers.

Voiceofreason3545d ago (Edited 3545d ago )

PS2 at time of God of War2 120 million to 140 million install base. Wii at time of NMH 20million install base. God or war was a sequel and NMH was a new IP from a company that is not a major corporation like Sony.

Oh before I get into this let me say how nice it is to have you comparing a major Sony game to a small niche game as if both are on equal terms. That says a hell of a lot about the game itself and the Wii but I doubt you will ever see that...If the Wii is a fad for hardcore gaming than that must also be true for PS2 because of the install base argument you talk about. 20 million Wii's = 400k for NMH is a better attach rate than God of War received with the 140million install base of PS2. Great point you made there.

Anyway 20m goes into 140million 7 times. Multiply 400k by 7 and you get 2.8 million. So what we have here is a clear case of proof for my point. The God of war franchise is a major Sony franchise that Suda51 couldnt even get close to on the PS2, but switch them over to the Wii and suddenly they have a game that is more popular than one of Sony's major franchises.

You asked what games I personally own. SMG, Zelda, MKWii, NMH, Boom Blox, Scarface, Madden 07/08, Tigerwoods 07/08, Shaun White snowboarding, Guitar Hero World tour, [email protected], Excite Truck, De blob, House of the dead Overkill,and my wife has Harvest moon and Animal crossing. I had more than that but I occasionally do game trade ins.

Oh and one last thing. Could you please go back to your original point which was the Wii is a complete fad because of its game sales and please explain how that doesnt also apply to the PS2? I think I have clearly proven you wrong and it is either time to just admit it or prove it wrong. Changing your story with each post isnt helping your case.

Oh and Rugrats outsold God of War and many other Hardcore games on PS. AS did some Spongebob game AND a power rangers game. Hell a lot of casual crap outsold God of war series. You know the way to Vgchartz obviously so check out the PS2 library and how well crap sold on it.

Will the random fanboy that disagreed please show some proof to that? Oh that's right we both know you cant.

pwnsause3545d ago (Edited 3545d ago )

ok, I admit that Im wrong. What Im trying to asy is this, the wii doesnt have Games thats Aimed for the Hardcore, primarly 3rd Party games. The wii needs a game that can be a hit to the old Hardcore gamers. thats what Im trying to say.

"Oh and Rugrats outsold God of War and many other Hardcore games on PS. AS did some Spongebob game AND a power rangers game. Hell a lot of casual crap outsold God of war series. You know the way to Vgchartz obviously so check out the PS2 library and how well crap sold on it."

See? those games are not Hardcore, they are aimed to kids. Am I a kid? no. and yes, the PS2 had a lot of crap games of course, but there was a lot of good games that offset the bad games on the PS2. the Wii has alot of crap games and very little good games.

EDIT: BTW I didnt hit the disagree button on you.

Voiceofreason3545d ago

It's ok we're cool. I just wanted you to see that while the Wii does have some really bad games it doesnt make it a fad. I didnt say you bought the crap on PS2. I didnt buy it on PS2 and I dont buy it on Wii either but it still gets made. I just do not let it stop me from finding the games that are worth owning.

theKiller3545d ago

a very long FAD which lasted for 2 years.

some how i dont think wii will sell as much as it sold last year or the year before it, people r not THAT stupid, casual market still seeks a next gen experience which they dont find in wii.

the problem with wii is that it run out of wii games, they already have
wii sports,wii games,wii fun(i think),wii muslic,wii dance,wii yoga etc, so what possibly could they invent after that??? i say not much if at all!

and their games r ps2 graphics and boring with very few exception. it is the same as game cube but with motion controls.

when ps3 goes to 299 soon u will see the big trend!

qface643545d ago

WOW JUST WOW
so many things i wanna say
so many things i could say
but all i can say at the moment is jut WOW seriously

theKiller3545d ago

i dont mean to be rude, when i said wii is boring i meant it for the teenage and adult gamers, since u have a pokeman avatar then probably u r still a child and having fun with these things, so wii in that case can be fun and good but for young audience not for adults with few excepts(wii sports,music etc)

only a child will enjoy wii games playing them alone, and if u play them with others then it can be fun.

but ps3/360 u can play with others and alone and with millions online also! ps3 have blue ray and internet browser etc

Voiceofreason3545d ago

@theKiller, I am an adult and I love my Wii. Stop assuming that you are an adult because chances are you are 16 and just trying to act like your console is the ones adult chose when it is acutally kids like you that buy it. Also his avatar is not a Pokemon Avatar. It clearly says SSBB. Hard to take someone serious when they are so obviously clueless.

qface643545d ago

WOW once again just WOW you have done it again WOW
age has nothing to do with it my little brother is 13 and he loves dead space resident evil 4 fear 2 and the list goes on
im assuming your one of the people that think they are hardcore gamers and if you have never heard or seen smash bros before then your far from that
im 20 years old going on 21 and yes i still do like playing pokemon kirby games i play games rated E-M i play all games
so your kid argument fails because im not the only one that enjoys E games as much as they enjoy M games
i can play my gears of war and my god war wile i play pokemon on the side

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TheExodus3545d ago

Look at the cute little article trying to imply that Wii sales have fallen off a cliff when Nintendo sold nearly 250K units last week in NA alone! IMO this is actually good news for Wii & terrifying news for "the HD consoles" because from here on out sales figures will be a reflection of unrestricted demand.

Chris3993545d ago (Edited 3545d ago )

It compliments my other systems nicely, and has forgone the whole "media center" wars waged by the PS3/ 360.

It just plays games. It's not perfect, but it demands a certain respect for being so pugnacious.

Oh, and I've been a graphics whore my entire life. After much deliberation, I finally bought a Wii (3 weeks ago now). Only reason why I did this is because the software catalog finally seems to be improving. Just this year there are about a dozen JRPGs being released, not including whatever will be announced over the coming months. That's more than both my PS3/ 360 combined. With small development/ localization costs, I will play most of these within the year.

Then there's titles like House of the Dead: OK (which is the FILTHIEST GAME I've ever seen on a console - there is a song about pustulant zombie sex in it!) and Madworld; and let's not forget Muramasa, which is shaping up to be a real piece of art.

Considering the change in developer resources/ attitudes, you'll end up missing out on a lot of really cool titles by not owning a Wii.

Product3545d ago

Well said Chris......also ive noticed that you like jrpg and reference them alot in your comments.

Just a suggestion though but if your worried about localization just get Homebrew and DONT update your wii system(wii firmware updates disable homebrews,then you have to install Homebrew again)
then youll have all the jrpg's you want because with Hombrew you can play with your Wii region free.

I havent done this and prolly wont because im not into rpg's but if i were a fan i would prolly bite the bullet and get Homebrew but then again most Jrpgs will prolly hit the states.

Just an fyi

ChickeyCantor3545d ago

You can update, and install new version of homebrew.

FarEastOrient3545d ago

We crashed the poor site ^_^

FarEastOrient3545d ago

@Product

That is why I have both a UK, HK, Japan, and American account for my PS3 since each region gets there products at different times.

@Chris

Since you're an RPG nut like me check out the Japanese PSN, they have more than 4 dozen titles on the store alone. They even have PSP exclusive ones too which make that system have more games. If you look at my past comments you'll read that I've played Star Ocean IV already even though it's coming to the PS3 also after Tri-Ace runs through their contracts.

rockleex3545d ago

The Wii never really had a long term plan.

But... it has sold so much already, I don't think it would make a difference if its sales drop somewhat.

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ChickeyCantor3545d ago

your presence tells otherwise.

gumgum993545d ago

lol.

I have to give you a bubble on that one.

Thanks for the laugh

PotNoodle3545d ago

Oh come on sidar, i was messing around :p

dericb113545d ago

Sales will drop more. But they will price drop and cause riots. One thing Nintendo knows is the recession is slowing people from buying. When the PS3 drops Nintendo will to which will be the weakest/smartest move in history :(

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